Black Stupa (That Dam), Vientiane

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Legend has it that Black Stupa (That Dam) contains a dormant, seven-headed serpent, who guarded the city against the Siamese invasion in the 19th century. Located at the center of a roundabout, the monument is believed to have been built in the 16th century, and was once plated in gold before looters took its precious exterior, leaving it with the bare brick you see today. Stop by for a look at the stupa on your way to one of the nearby restaurants and bars. Arrange to visit Black Stupa (That Dam) and other attractions in Vientiane using our Vientiane online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Apart from that I now am a real fan of Vientiane, the place is incredibly relaxing in the pushing an Asian capital. Where I find Vientiane extremely relaxed when compared with other major cities in Asia. And who you're lucky it is a small street food stand place with stool, and then the fun cafe or the snack.
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  • One of the older stupas in Vientiane but worth a quick look if you interested in seeing older stupas rather than all the new ones. Not much else here to see but some restaurant bars close by.  more »
  • This temple is badly maintained in the middle of a roundabout. Wheeds are growing all over it. A shame.  more »
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  • Weathered and un-manicured piece of Vientiane history that has a passed on down folk tell tail. Somehow makes you want to give it a care. Sort of Sympathy?
  • Interesting structure but if only they could display more information or history about the stupa then it will be great. We asked the local vendor nearby but she also has little knowledge about the place. Suggest to google the history about it before you go for a more meaningful visit.
  • This is a stupa that now is part of a roundabout. It looks old and important, but there isn't much there besides the stupa / chedi and the lights.
  • It seems that place just abandoned by municipality. It will look like a Christmas tree soon
  • Historical Wat and interesting structure but no information at all and lack of care. It's located at the center of a roundabout, cars parked everywhere.
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